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11-08-2003, 11:00 AM
If you are looking for a great group of people who will be here for you and encourage you through Prayer. Then You have found the right Post. This is a great group who will be very encouraging and caring and ANYONE is welcome to join!

11-08-2003, 11:32 AM
Good morning! I am going to take it easy this morning then do a workout this afternoon. We have a dinner at Church to go to tonight. It is really cold here now. And my dog goes nut of my animal print slippers. She just pull all the stuffing out of my DD's animal print slippers. I also have a pair of gold shoes with animal print on the top and she trys to get them all the time. I am thankful that the Lord layed it on my heart to be forgiving to my friend who stopped taking my kids to school without notice. Because she just found out she will be needing surgery on her ankle. When she sees me she acts like she is afraid to say anything and I walked up to her and offered to take her child to school when she has her surgery and ask if there was anything I could do for her while she recovered? I could tell she was taken back. God has turned this around and made it a blessing for me because I have enjoyed my time in the morning with my kids and because of it I have time to do thier hair nice and pack a healthy lunch for them and me. I had someone at work fill in for just an hour and now that person has decided to cut thier hrs down. and work two days a week. But I will find a new person.

Angel-Lover-I think that is normal to make a low offer first. They are seeing how little they can get away with. You will get several low offers I bet. Hang in there and don't let it get you mad!

Mitchypoo-I am so glad that you had such a good time! Me and my husband use to go to the coffee shops but I go to bed early now so It's to late! (who knows maybe mister shy will be the one my husband use to be real shy and I was the one who wouldn't give up)

EZ-I like all the sports also because when my DH is watching them I can take a nap!LOL

Amanda-Any news yet how is the no smoking going?

Wilma-I so glad that you are feeling better. I always remember what I tell the kids when they complain that things aren't fair. Is no one ever said life was going to be fair! I hope you are having an OP day!

SunnyD-I know you are having a busy day today! I hope you have a great day!

Judy-Praying you are better we are here for you!

To anyone I have missed come back I really miss Sherry and Sue and other MIA'S come back!

11-08-2003, 01:45 PM
Thanks SAMI! ;) So far it's a good day for us... I just cannot seem to shake this fatigue, maybe it's the cold and dreariness.


Just have a moment to stop in and say :wave: "My Hello's" :wave: to everyone. Just got back from a 3 hour church service/meeting and will be heading out again as soon as we eat something. I have feta, spinach & chicken sausages cooking (smell's wondeful) & eggs for a late breakfast - brunch I guess - and for Joe apple pancakes on the side to add to his brunch. You all want to join us? :) Love the company!

Burrrr!!!! It's 33* and snowing here - pretty!

Hope that this note finds you all having a great weekend! I am sorry this is so brief, but I did want to let you know that I am thinking of you!

I will catch up when I can...


"God, you are my God. I want to follow you. My whole being thirsts for you, like a man in dry, empty land where there is no water." Psalm 63:1 (NIV)

11-08-2003, 03:56 PM
Sunny~If the fatigue continues may i suggest you ask to be tested for mono/epstein barr. I was so surprised and feeling not myself for so long. Don't let that happen to you...

11-08-2003, 09:36 PM
Think I am coming out of my feeling sorry for myself -- I don't like it when this happens but doc's tell me that it is common when having a reoccurance of cancer. But I need to make every day count rather than sitting and being down in the dumps for what has been handed to me.

Have been doing more reading re improving my body -- and commitments. Believe I need to make a commitment of 21 days -- they say that is what it takes to make a change.

I have been reading and following Dr. Phil's book, and also being working on some other Christian Weight Loss Help books -- and now is the time to make a serious commitment -- just for 21 days.

I have found that the changes in 'what I am thinking' has improved greatly, I have been able to release a lot of emotions that I have been harboring for a long long time. I know the right things to eat but just seem to still be drawn to the 'easy junk foods' and that is no good.

So I am going to start a 21 day challenge -- as of Sunday November 9 (tomorrow) as my eating for today is finished. I am going to commit to the following:
a) walking at the rec plex every day when hubby is home with him. (for 30 minutes)
b) walking on the treadmill EVERYDAY for the next 21 days.
c) 5 8 oz. glasses of water EVERYDAY for the next 21 days
d) soup and muffin for lunch EVERYDAY for the next 21 days (avoiding bread as it is a trigger food)
e) tossed salad EVERYDAY for the next 21 days

I am hoping that at the end of this (Saturday November 29) that I will see a change in my body and in how I feel.

By the way, to start a thread re 21 day challenge -- can anyone tell me how I go about that -- do I just click on -new thread - at the top of this site --

Thanks for the help and encouragement guys!

11-08-2003, 10:35 PM
I figured out how to start a new thread -- and have started one called '21 day challenge' -- if anyone is interested in doing this with me please come along with me.

11-09-2003, 04:38 PM
Can't believe it -- I am the first one to post for the day!! That's a first for me.

Hope you are all enjoying a 'restful' Sunday.

I really enjoy reading all of the post -- but I do have a question -- I would like to hear where everyone is with respect to their own 'weight issues' -- how much they have lost, how much more they have to lose / want to lose, what they are doing re food to accomplish this, what about exercise.

May God bless you all richly today and everyday

11-10-2003, 08:20 AM
Hi friends'

The two boys who vandalized the school from the rival school were caught. We knew both of them. Both were from our old church. The spray painted obsenities all over the moble class rooms. The one boys mom is a drug addict and his grand parents who are in their late 70's are raising him. The other boy is the son of a friend of mine. She is going through a divorce and working hard to support her family. She is such a sweet women. These boys caused over 1,000 dollars in damage. Neither one of their guardians can afford to pay for the damages. They have been expelled from school.

~SUNNYD~ that sleep apnea mask in your second picture is the one I have. The first mask I had covered my whole nose and caused me claustrophobia. Last night I didn't wear it because of my cold. Paul now has the cold. The whole family has it now. I have a chest cold and Laura is walking around with two tissues stuck up her nose. That my lady!!!!:lol: I told her she should put two tampons up there.

~SPROUT~ I am with you on your goals. This week I will
Walk 1mile a day at the track.
Go to curves every other day
drink plenty of water
not eat sugar or white flour products
I will eat breakfast

234/234/200( first goal)

~MICHELE~ sounds like you had alot of fun at the coffee house. When I was younger I sang in a blue grass band. I was in love with the bass cello player. It never worked out. I was in love with his looks not his heart. That was my old life before Christ. When he disrespected his mom by talking down to her and calling her names I knew he was not the man for me. When you find the right man make sure he has a love for the Lord. I have known alot of weman who have married men who are not Christan and it causes alot of problems in a marriage. When I got married neither one of us was saved. We both found the Lord together.

~SAMI~ I'm glad you and your friend are getting along. It was good you made the first step. Your dog going after the animal prints are funny.

Got to go

11-10-2003, 10:42 AM
Good morning!

I wasn't on the computer much this weekend but i guess i wasn't subscribed to the new thread either. Sometimes that happens to me.

Did a mystery shop at a new cafe by the house on Sunday and it was a nice, casual place. It looks like a lodge inside, then i went to the bookstore to read a little and ended up buying a Tai Chi book (on sale!~$7.98 (woohoo!) ) and i also got a little book about God being in the small stuff. I have to go post on the thankful thread..........

I had gone to church the night before so i got to sleep in which was nice. My oil in the furnace ran out when i came home from work on Sat. and the guy wouldn't come out until this a.m. He was kind of ugly and it made me feel bad. I owe him money but i just paid $200. and told him i'd make another payment but i think he wanted to teach me a lesson. I really wanted to handle it as a Christian so instead i didn't get angry. They are coming today and going to service the furnace to make sure it's working well. But it was in the teens Sat. evening and about 50 degrees in the house. I went and bought a space heater (on sale~thank you Lord!) and put it near the bed and i actually was not too cold.

Guess who sat at my dinner table last night for Alpha!...........yes, Mr.Shyguy! I was really thrilled and it gave us a chance to talk. He said hello and asked me if I normally go to Sat. night church. (I wanted to say, well i do now if you are there!) And we were all surprised and pleased but the woman who lost her son last week came to Alpha w/her sister. She said she needed some humor and i was so happy to see her. I say, whatever gets you through your grief. The music said something about Living to Die and he(the music guy) made mention of that and i know many were touched and crying, including me.

I did some Tai Chi last night and this a.m. and i love it, it's gentle and gets the blood and energy flowing and i think it'll be good for my hips.

Guess i should get to work, huh? Have a wonderful Monday! :grouphug:

11-10-2003, 01:29 PM
Sorry I haven't been around caught up on all your posts. It is tough getting ont he computer, my computer is at my neighbor's house who is like a second mom to me. Because I don't have a phone, and I don't have cable so I just pay her for the cable line works out great. But her son and his family moved back to her house until their new house is done, probably around 1st of year. He works nights, and him and his wife sleep in Anne's spare bedroom, where my computer is so it limits my access during the day, as I leave for work at 1:30pm and he doesn't get up till around 3pm. So ya gotta bear with me. I get on when I can. I got caught up on all the posts. Wilma sorryt o hear you were passed over, I know what that is like, but I leave it to God, if it is ment to be it will, if not it won't end of story for me. I believe the promos I put in for will go to a male, because our big boss favors males, she doesn't require the same level of work from them either which gets fustrating. Sami- thanks so much for your comments AND CONGRATS ON DOWN 10 LBS, WAY TO GO! E.Z. sounds like nephew doing well, how could he fail with an uncle like you and an aunt like Angie. Hi to eveyone else, gotta run but I am fine and will try to be better, he works nights again to night so tom. is out. P.S. My pastor just had his tests run again, and they all came back clean, praise the Lord. see ya all later. luv ya's

11-10-2003, 08:20 PM
Hello How are all today? I am going to be short tonight because I am GRUMPY today! My Boss worked the weekend and she must have made lists all weekend for me to do today! (most of it was her work that I normaly do) But Mondays are so busy I have payroll plus I do all the orders for the store and do all pre schedules (we have 330 people) and then get all the store mail to ship out. And what did they do they set up interviews to do today! I felt the stress!!!!!

Sprout-I will try to post on your other post. I need to lose no less than 60 ( I would look real good then) but My dream is to be real thin again so I would love to lose 80! I am not dieting! I have changed the way I eat! I like you have medical problems and why I eat things that make me is I have no clue! But by giving up what hurts I am eating healthy! I eat breadfast every morning and lunch and I have at least two snacks and of course dinner and nothing after dinner. I try to stay around 1200 cals a day since I have a sit down job and I don't always get to work out.

Sue-So glad to see you back. Post when you can. I am so glad to hear about your pastor that is an answer to a prayer! My one friend who has cancer is going through heavy chemo and is very sick her name is Cathy. She use to weigh about 125 she is about 95 now and has lost most of her hair. Larry my other friend who has the cancer has lost about 30 lbs but he is starting to get better please keep them in your prayers.

Mitchypoo-Sounds like things are lookin up. Keep you in my Prayers.

Judy-That is so sad that the boys didn't think about the burden they would cause thier families when they did the crime! I was talking to one of the teens around work and they were goofing off one night and throwing water balloons at cars and were arrested! In this day and age they can't do prank that when we were young in fun.

I will post more tueday maybe I will be better!

11-11-2003, 01:38 AM
Late last night we got an upsetting call. My brother in law, age 48, went home to be with the Lord. We was suffering from the return of cancer. It returned to years ago, one month after his marriage to a wonderful lady, and 2 months after the death of his dad. He leaves behind 3 grown children from his first marriage, 4 grandchildren, his wife of 2 years who is due to have their baby the end of this month. Sadly neither child or parent will met each other this side of heaven.

Also I am having a lot of pain in shoulders and terrible headaches that aren't describeable. Am seeing my doctor on Wednesday morning about this -- praying that it is not serious but when you have cancer it is always a concern that it has popped up somewhere else when you get sick like this.

Thanks so much for the prayers - will keep you informed.

11-11-2003, 08:15 AM
Hi friends'

Got to mail my box to Iraq today, so the soldier I got, gets a christmas treat in time for the holidays. I spent the weekend watching QVC on TV. I ordered two christmas presents. One was a sweater with angels on it for my mother in law by Quacker Factory. The other was two toy race cars. Angel~ the sweater was so cute it is sky blue with angels on the bottom. They also had raindeer or snow men. I can't wait to see it!

~SPROUT~ I am so sorry to hear of your brother in laws death. He was so young! His wife will need alot of love and support . Our prayers go out to them. I will also keep you in my prayers. We have a life walk in our town for cancer. They fill bags with candles and surround a football field with them (a glow) in memory of loved ones. The survivers march around the field. It is encouraging to see all those who have fought the illness. My daughter's dance team performs for them. The elementary school kids spend the day filling the bags for that evenings events. It goes on all night . Tents are put in the middle of the field for those staying the night. They raise alot of money for cancer research.

~SUE~ Its good to hear from you. I'm glad to hear the good news about your paster.

~MICHELE~ How did you get the job as a mystery shopper? Do they pay you in cash or free sevices? I have always wanted to to that. Do you only do food shops or do you also do department stores? I hope all goes well with this new guy you have an eye for. My husband is very shy too. He is very smart and has a good heart. He was a geek in school, but he is my geek, and I love him. Kids were very cruel to him. He is so good to me.

~SAMI~ Hang in there at work. A busy day makes a fast day. If you got so much work to do, there is little chance you will get layed off. Look at it that way. In the past if you were loyal to your job you would have it for life. Now a days that isn't true. Try not to be grumpy.... but happy HIHO....HIHO its of to work you go.:spin:

11-11-2003, 09:38 AM
Hi everybody.....
Been pretty busy....got behind, again, I see.

eisenj....it is so nice of you to send care packages to Iraq. I know they appreciate it so much. Sometimes, they get so down, I'm sure anything sent is welcome. SIL's dad leaves the first week of December going, also. He's in the reserves, after retirement from the army. It was a surprise to all of us.
That sweater sounds beautiful! I wear a lot of different "pins", but haven't bought a sweater with angels...gave me an idea.;)

Sprout...I'm so sorry about your brother-in-law. I'll remember your family in prayer. So sad. Also, will be praying for you. I'm sure, with cancer, each & every problem scares you. You're a very strong lady. I admire you. Any time you need to talk....whether here, or privately....I hope you'll do it. I've been meaning to tell you that. Sometimes, just putting things in print helps. I do that a lot....usually, just in a place where I can delete. But, my problems aren't as scarey as yours...so don't delete. Let us be here for you.http://members.shaw.ca/Sunburn_69/hereforucandle.gif

Sami....I'm sure it's normal to receive low settlement offers...only thing, our lawyer is recommending we take it. He also, says he agrees that the fire started with the gas line, & not the stove. NOT TRUE....we know, for a fact. We're trying to find another lawyer. He's probably just trying to make a quick dollar. Just help us pray about it. It's about to get the best of me. I'm just not physically or mentally strong enough these days. It was a year on the 2nd of November....tired of this. No one should have to live the way we are, right now. Especially, when it isn't our fault. I guess I should have explained better. He's had us concerned for awhile now. Seems like I do all the work....research, etc. He's got me looking on the pc for other cases, now. Wonder what he's doing, you know? It doesn't seem like he's fighting for us, at all.

Michelle...eisenj gave good advice. My husband & I met when we were both 16 & new converts. We've never known each other any other way. Neither have our children. Makes a good marriage. Of course, we disagree sometimes. It's hard to go to bed mad, after a good prayer together, though!:) Wish you lots of luck!

doitforme....so glad your pastor is doing better. Also, good to hear from you.

Hello to SunnyD, Gary, Mitchypoo, & all...http://www.sunsetangel.com/angels/graphics/cherubblinking.gif

11-11-2003, 10:31 AM
Hello all and Happy Tuesday :wave:

Judy~there are many companies that you can apply online. Do a search under mystery shopping and take a look. But beware, some of them want to charge you to be a member and that is just not necessary. I get paid by check, usually not until the following month (check their terms), and it depends what you are paid on the shop. It's great to do in my spare time and i also benefit sometimes w/free food, etc.

11-11-2003, 10:39 AM
Morning :)

I have spent the last day reviewing my diet and re-reading the South Beach Book. I have gone off-track and have been feeling like my energy has left me. So Yesterday & this morning I have taken the time to prepare my day of meals. I did not go to Curves yesterday and won't be going today... but I WILL be going Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to make up for it. It is too hard for me to work-out when I begin (just cannot do both on the first day). So I ask for your prayers & support that I will be able to do all I have intended to do.


I am beginning again...

A glass of water
Cup of coffee - !/2 decaf & 1/2 reg with non dairy creamer & Splenda
2- Vegetable Quiche Cups (made in muffin tin... 3/4 cup Egg Sub.-Spinach-Red pepper-Onion-bit of Ham-Lite Cheese & Seasoning) Baked at 350* for 20 min.

2-Deviled eggs & Water & Herb Tea

Grilled Chicken Breast sliced on a bed of Romaine with Balsamic Dressing

Celery stuffed with Lite Cream Cheese, Water & Herb Tea (the tea seems to keep my tummy quiet)

Grilled Salmone with Rosemary
Steamed Veggies
Tossed Salad (Greeans, Seedless cuke, Red Pepper)

Maple Flavored Ricotta Dessert (I usually mix the whole 15oz container of Part Skim Ricotta -makes 4 dessert cups- w/ 2 packets of Spenda, 1 tsp of Maple flavoring - that's it... yummy!) Serving size 1/2 Cup.

Herb Tea before bed


Sprout ~ I will continue to hold you in my prayers for your health & well-being and I am so very sorry to hear of your DBIL - I too will hold your family in prayer.

God Bless!

11-11-2003, 11:15 AM
GARY ~ Where have you been the last few days :?: I hope that you and Angie are doing okay. I miss your posts!

MICHELE ~ Thank-you so much for your words of encouragement! The Lord has blessed you with intuitiveness. I am doing allot better today and am feeling hopeful in getting back "on-track". I feel that bad food choices are the reasons for my fatigue. Darn Halloween Candy I had left! Peanutbutter Cups! MY DOWNFALL I am afraid!! They are gone now... got rid of them.

So happy for you that Tai Chi is making you feel better... sure do hold you in prayer that you continue to feel well also!

Oh... I hope that everything turns out well with the guy. He sounds promising. I hold you in prayers that you find someone deserving of you ;)

ANGEL ~ You know what... I find myself looking at Angel's differently ever since I have met you. I think of you each time I see them in a magazine or catalog for those special ornaments, or the dishes :lol: I am getting tons of them now because of the holiday's coming up.

Hope that you have been feeling well. Still real busy at the station? Prayers for you & hubby that the settlement is taken care of soon and that you get what is due you!

JUDY ~ Glad you liked the sites I sent your way... it's neat to actually see what you have to wear, but I sure wouldn't want to wear it - they all look rather uncomfortable. But I also know you have to do what you need to to get the sleep & oxygen your body needs.

Hope that your family heals quickly from those colds! You are such a goof! :lol:

SAMI ~ I hope that you are having a better day today then yesterday... I had a crummy day yesterday too! Is it something in the air??? Feel better!!! (((Hugs)))

SUE ~ WoW! That's a drag - that you don't have your cp in your home... wish I could help you - I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't get to mine when I wanted to :o I am glad to hear from you any chance you get as everyone else is too... always good to hear from you!

Such WONDERFUL news about your Pastor!!! I am so happy for him, his family and church family!

WILMA ~ How are you doing today? We haven't heard from you in a bit either... thinking of you.

HEY AMANDA ~ You lurking out there??? How's the "no smoking" coming along? You doing okay? I am thinking of you and MISS hearing from you, kiddo ;) Write when you get a moment and let us all know how things are going with the interview & your health.


Well, that's about it for now...
You all take care and know how much you are on my mind even when I am not posting ;)

"God, hear my cry. Listen to my prayer. I call to you from the ends of the earth. I am afraid. Carry me away to a high mountain. You have been my protection, like a strong tower against my enemies." Psalm 61:1-3 (NIV)


11-11-2003, 11:15 AM
It's Remembrance Day here in Canada and I have a day off work. There are services all over the city that honour those who served in the wars. I have a few things planned but nothing really special. I plan to get caught up on some jobs that are long overdue.

Sunny: What a coincidence! I too spent last evening researching SBD. I found some great information on Prevention.com. I think I'll give it a try. It might be the kick I need. Curves is great but I know I need to get my eating under control. I hope I can come to you or Michele for advice!!

Sprout: My prayers are with you and your family. It's so hard to lose someone so young. I'm also praying for your health.

Sami: Wow! They sure do keep you busy at work! It's so frustrating when supervisors think they can dump their work on you. Keep strong! My problem at work was petty compared to yours and it grated on me so I can imagine your frustration. BTW, you are doing amazing with your eating. Keep it up. I hope to report a loss next week.

doitforme: Glad to see your post.It's been a while. I was glad to hear that your pastor's test came back clear. Praise God.

Well, I better get going and get some work done. Have a great day.

11-11-2003, 12:10 PM
WILMA ~ We posted at the exact same time!! :lol: So good to hear from you. We'll support one another in this! When it comes to food I have days when it can be so tough. One bad day can take me three to take off again (if not longer! :o )


Here's a link to a couple pictures I took on Sunday of my guys ;) I cannot post them again once I have posted on a thread - so I'll leave the link below, you can check them out if you'd like. Scroll up or down - threre two pics :)


11-11-2003, 01:15 PM
I received this this morning froma friend and thought this was cute --- passing it on:

No excuses!

The next time you feel like God can't use you, just remember . . .

NOAH - was a drunk.

ABRAHAM - was too old.

ISAAC - was a daydreamer.

JACOB - was a liar.

LEAH - was ugly.

JOSEPH - was abused.

MOSES - had a stuttering problem.

GIDEON - was afraid.

SAMSON - had long hair, and was a womanizer!

RAHAB - was a prostitute!

JEREMIAH and TIMOTHY - were too young.

DAVID - had an affair and was a murderer.

ELIJAH - was suicidal.

ISAIAH - preached naked.

JONAH - ran from God.

NAOMI - was a widow.

JOB - went bankrupt.

JOHN - the Baptist ate bugs.

PETER - denied Christ.

THE DISCIPLES - fell asleep while praying.

MARTHA - worried about everything.

MARY MAGDALENE - was, well, you know ...

The SAMARITAN WOMAN - was divorced more than once!

ZACCHEUS - was too small.

PAUL - was too religious.

TIMOTHY - had an ulcer .


No more excuses now.
God's waiting to use your full potential.
God bless you and have a wonderful week!

11-11-2003, 02:01 PM
Today is a day for new beginnings I think from reading the posts. And I too decided last night that I was going to GET IT TOGETHER! I had a really nice salad last night w/a low carb dressing and a grilled lemon pepper chicken breast on top. I forgot to bring the other breast in today for lunch (darn it!), but I didn't stop this a.m. for breakfast and instead i'm having shakes for lunch and breakfast. And lots of water today. Going to have a diet rite soda too. I feel good so far but I've found that I have a real fear of being hungry. I mean when I think of it, i think i've always been like that and the truth is, thank God, i've never actually been hungry. I remember when I was first-married, we rented a house w/ a nice pantry and if my pantry got low or the refrigerator it gave me real anxiety. Like I wouldn't have enough. I'm trying to remember that God has already given me everything I need. He will supply me w/everything and he won' t let me suffer. In this book i'm reading about God being in the small stuff the thing that hit me today says:

"God does not help us because we deserve it; He helps us because He loves us."

Isn't that good to remember? It's helping me today anyway.

Sunny~It's funny that you say i am intuitive. I use to think i was psychic, but now i see it as a gift from God. And it doesn't seem so odd to me anymore. It's a gift i like having. I loved your thing about no excuses, wow is that true. How wonderful that you were able to recognize getting off track, when I think you've been doing so wonderful. How are you doing on the Dr.Phil book? I've gotten off track w/that too. I'm stuck on Key 2 and 3. Think there are some things I don't want to deal with, but i must. Your recipe for the Maple flavored Ricotta sounds good, i'll have to try that. And i wouldn't doubt that the sugar is affecting you. I just can't buy candy like that. We had some at Alpha and i took it home to enjoy and it was gone before i got home.

Wilma~we have Veterans' Day here today and lots of people do have it off. It's sad that we don't do enough to remember our veterans.

Hello to all! You are very dear people and i appreciate your caring and supportive words. We are so lucky.

11-11-2003, 05:28 PM

HAPPY VETERANS DAY-- THANK GOD FOR THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

I have read all the posts but don't have much time to respond today. I put in a new door, have bills to pay, then Angie and I have a meeting with our insurance man. oops- before that I have to take the nephew to the dentist for a cleaning.

I have started to try to lose some weight again! Boy- where have I heard that before:lol:

I am up to 185 now, which for me is quite heavy in the 'ol gut area, or as Angie calls it "heart attack central"- I should weigh about 170-- so my goal is to lose 10 pounds first then work on the other 5.

Yesterday I did 5 miles, 45 minutes 600 calories on the elliptical in our gym-- had whole wheat toast and low fat ham deli slices for breakfast. Nachos- tortilla chips with (lots-damn) of cheese. For dinner I made spinach lasagna-- good but with (lots-damn) of cheese-- and me with high cholesterol.
This morning Angie went for her 3.5 mile walk/jog and I got the nephew up to do a 3.5 mile walk-- it took us 55 minutes-- he was complaining all the way:lol: but at least he made it-- I tried to get him walking last year and he couldn't make it a mile-- we have been really working with him on his exercise-- did I mention he has high cholesterol too? and only 13. I told him that I usually do this particular walk of 3.5 miles in 45 minutes so we have to work "together" to get the time down. Angie, myself, and my 2 kids did a 3.1 mile race last Thanksgiving Day, they want to do it this year too-- Ron wants to go so i have to get him in shape to do it. My step-daughter will be with us this year too.

SUE I wish you could have your pc in your own room too!! we miss hearing from you. So glad on your Pastor's news.

ANGEL- Here are some prayers for your dilema with Maytag.

SPROUT So sorry for your BIL- one just never understands why- do we? Prayers for your family and your health.

WILMA- Good luck with the SBD diet if that is what you do. It is a combination of exercise and eating-- as if you didn't know:lol: Stick with the Curves for your exercise if you can-- we/I need that commitment! Once we put all the equipment in our own home gym and dropped our gym membership it was so easy to just run out to the garage anytime-- so easy that I DIDN'T do it! I need a commitment-- hey about a commitment to LIVING!!!

JUDY Hope your QVC stuff is all you could wish for! Sorry about those vandals attitudes! It seems to be coming the way of life for most kids- how sad.

SAMI I am sorry for all the work pressure. It is going to probably get worse as the holidays approach- prayers for you! You certainly are doing well with all your struggles as far as staying on your goals- bless you MUCHO!!!!

MICHELE Wow have you been busy! With the coffee shop, shopping and reading-- plus a new commitment to your health! I am so proud of you!! Small steps add up to lots of mileage over time. Your chicken sounded so much like the meals Angie makes! If she had her way that is about all we would eat- thank goodness I make several dinners each week:s: Not so healthy but ............ well, not so healthy. Have a great "chase" with the new guy-- new romances are always so exciting!!

SUNNYD NEMO-NEMO--- that is all I have heard around here for a week!! My nephew has watched it 4 times, step-d 3 and Angie once! They all love it too. Maybe one day I will see it, that is if they cancell sports!:lol: Love the NO EXCUSE post! I am trying that this week myself-- at worst until Thanksgiving so I can enjoy that day without feeling so guilty-- hoping to lose a few by then-- we shall see. I am proud of you for realizing you were off track, and have started again-- remember, it is a way of life, not just a diet. You just have to keep going forward- NO MATTER WHAT!! even if some days the forward motion seems stuck in neutral-- always forward/never back. TOO many peanut butter cups! fine! no problem!! just add another half mile or so to your walk or another 10 minutes to your workout-- FORWARD-- don't let a little candy pull you back. Joe is expecting a hottie next summer and HE IS GONNA GET IT (YOU!!!)

Well have to hurry and get off before Angie gets home with the nephew and step-d-- they went to see that Elf movie (Angie wasn't too keen on it) but it is what the kids wanted to see.


11-11-2003, 08:28 PM

11-12-2003, 08:05 AM
Hi friends,

I got my QVC things yesterday. They are so cool and the quality is great. I tried out the two race cars that make sounds. Paul says my sister will love me ( not). We always hated when the kids got loud toys that made alot of noise. Her son will love it maybe even her husband. He can play with it out side. The sweater is so pretty. The angels are on a royal blue background . The zipper pull has a cresent moon on it. They are showing more Quaker Factory stuff at QVC November 29th 12am- 1am Eastern 9pm-10pm pacific. 2pm- 3pm eastern 11am 12pm pacific. The prices aren't bad.

~SUNNYD~ I loved your menu it looked real good. The pictures of your cat where great. He is so cute with the heart on his side. I can tell from the other picture Your family is very comfy on the new couch. They have picked their favorite spot. Where is your spot? I printed your no excuss and I'm going to post them in our house.

~GARY~How do you start running when your out of shape? Does your wife Angie run everyday even on the weekends? How do you dress in the california sun for running? Do you find it hard to motivate yourself ? I see so many peple running and I know if I were more active it would help mentally and physically. Being as big as I am it scares me . Where do you start? With older people I found those that dance or play tennis are also in excellent shape. Tennis is not my bag. Ball room dancing would be fun or square dancing if only I could get my husband to join me. I wish I could just get him to walk with me around the block. When I was younger I went to the YMCA and swam laps at the pool. I loved that. I can't do that any more because I have corneal eye errosian. The surface of my eye breaks up in pool chemicals or high winds. It is really painful. Feels like glass is in your eye. I have to sit in complete darkness for three days with both eyes closed for it to heal. My son has the same problem.

Got to go

11-12-2003, 10:09 AM
God's Listening For The Sound of a Thankful Heart

By Roy Lessin

One day, while paying my electric bill, I decided to thank the company for the service they were providing me. “Thanks for my electricity,” I said, “It’s really quite a bargain for all the benefits I receive.” “What!” said the lady behind the counter, in amazement, “That’s the first time anyone has ever thanked us. All I ever hear around here are complaints.”

It’s a challenge to grow up with a thankful heart. From an early age we are exposed to a culture of complainers, gripers, grumblers, and critics. We complain about the weather, traffic, food, work, neighbors, bills, the government, church, and life in general. Worst of all, we are ungrateful toward God. It would be hard to count the number of complaints and criticisms that are daily spoken before Him and against Him. How can we, who have received so much, be thankful for so little?

One of the great indicators of true spirituality is not measured by how many times we go to church, how big our Bibles are, or how long we pray, but it is measured by the level of gratitude that is in our hearts. When we are ungrateful, the heart of God is saddened, the Holy Spirit is grieved, and the joy of the Lord is quenched within us.

“When ye will offer
a sacrifice of thanksgiving
unto the Lord, offer it
at your own will.”
- Leviticus 22:29 KJV

Being thankful sweetens you, grumbling sours you; being thankful brings sunshine to your countenance, being ungrateful casts a shadow; being thankful brings a melody to your words, criticism makes you sound like a clanging cymbal; being thankful keeps your feet on the pathway of celebration, complaint takes you down the road of despair.

When our hearts are filled with gratefulness we may feel like our thanksgiving is inadequate, but we can be certain that our thanksgiving is always appropriate. It will gladden the heart of God to hear your heartfelt thanks being freely offered to Him today.

“From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another.”

- John 1:16 http://members.aol.com/gardenmail/irnewch62b.gif

11-12-2003, 10:18 AM
Sunny~I just saw the pic of your cat w/the big heart on his side, that is adorable!! He looks a lot like my Tom. He is white w/black spots, maybe not as many as yours and certainly without a heart!

I'm low-carbing it today and i'm feeling good about it. Took a little extra time and made some breakfast this a.m. and brought it with me. I know what i'm having for lunch and dinner so i am doing well. Have to really make an effort to get in all the water though today. Yesterday i was so tired, hit me in the afternoon. I literally went home and made my salad w/chicken breast and then i went to bed. I read and watched tv but i was resting and i think it really helped.

I hope you are all right about my shy guy at church but i just want to get to know him better at this point. I said after the Holy Spirit day that if he made an effort to talk then i would be happy, and he did, so now it'll just take time to see if he's really interested. I do plan to go to Church on Sat. night, he'll probably be there. Is that bad? Of course i'm going to worship the Lord, but it'd be great to see him there too.

Here's a couple things from God is in the small stuff...

:angel:Rejoice in the Lord's discipline as well as His blessings.:angel:

:sunny:Little is much if God is in it.:sunny:

:cb:Faith does not demand miracles, but often accomplishes them. :cb:

Have a great Wednesday!

11-12-2003, 10:21 AM
Oh, Angel, that was beautiful! Thank you for that!

11-12-2003, 11:09 AM
Gotta be quick--

Michele- I think Sat. service on the chance to meet shyguy is fine! God understands us - use the resources He gives us-- as long as we try to focus first on Christ-- as you do!

Angel- Thanks for post

Judy- Angie would love to run all the time, however, she has a siatic nerve problem so she will run, walk, or jog-- whatever she is able to do at the time-- she runs/walks/jogs at least every other day -- and lifts weights -- upperbody one day -- lower body the next day. Hope I didn't mislead you-- I am walking-- I have run 5k's before-- walked a marathon-- right now I am not in shape so I am heading back WALKING-- I walk at a 14-15 minute mile pace right now-- when Angie and I walked the 26.2 mile marathon we averaged 13 minute miles- we TRAINED for it for 6 months. There may be walking clubs in your area-- there are here- that you can join for support. We wear shorts and tee-shirts here most of the time to walk/run in-- sometimes light sweatshirts and warm-ups-- as with you guys it depends on the weather of the day.
Judy I understand you can't run now, probably never-- just get out and start (if DR. says it is OK) you will increase distance in time-- starting is the hardest-- staying motivated is something we all deal with but as you progress the motivation becomes much easier--- gotta run I will Answer any questions you have-- we have a lot of knowledge in this family on running- son is a coach-- Angie reasearches constantly . GONE

11-12-2003, 05:54 PM
I want to say thanks again for prayers for pastor, He still has to get treatments monthly, and be seen every 2 months, but considering at one point He was given less than 6 month, and it now is over a year. God is good, and thanks again!
Sami- you grumpy, I find that so hard to imagine.
Sprout- So sorry to hear about BIL, will pray for you and family. pray your Dr.s apt went well.
Judy- how nice a present to out soldiers great idea!
Angel- sorryt o hear that, will continue to pray for decent settlement.
Sunny- Hi hope your soon feeling better, loved the post, so true God can use any of us! Amazing
Wilma- Thanks- good luck on SBD
Mitchy- Your right! We derserve nothing but he loves us anyway Grace- his unconditional love.

Hope this finds you all feeling better- I have prayer meeting tonight, working on play with youth group sewed some outfits, gotta get them fitted, and continue practicing hopefully kids have memorized their parts. Tsalk soon bye

11-12-2003, 07:47 PM
Hello I am still a little grumpy but a little better. I had a bad night last night so that maybe why I feel a little down. Still eating good but haven't been working out like I like do to the pain! I have have been down about my friends DD. She is not doing well at all she is getting worse! She doesn't sleep and feels sick all the time and she is getting to the point where she doesn't have any feelings at all she is just Void of anything. Please pray for her she needs lots of prayers now. Sprout I am really sorry for your BIL please take care of yourself. Mitchy you need to take care of yourself too. Sunnyd I just love that post no excuses! I guess it says it all! Ez I would do a 5k in a elect. wheelchair LOL! Wilma how is it going?

Well I better go I need get some rest and get over the grumpies!

11-12-2003, 10:16 PM
I just wanted to let you all know that I have just completed 2TWO days of sugarless, flourless eating. I have concentrated on the veggies and a little more protein. So far it's been fairly easy. I do this for 2 weeks and then slowly introduce the grains and dairy. I hope to report a loss on Monday when I have my Curves weigh in.

Sami: I am praying for you friend's DD. It must feel helpless to not be able to help her. Your prayers are effective though.

Michele: What better place to get to know someone than church. I wish for you the very best.

Gary: I will not give up on Curves for quite some time yet. I may decide to do something different this summer but that's a long time from now. Have fun training with Ron. What a great way to bond with him even more and lower that cholestrol.

Hi to everyone. I need to get going. Talk to you tomorrow.

11-13-2003, 01:37 AM
Just got in from my neice's play and it is late. I was reading the post I wrote in a hurry this morning JUDY and I meant to say just get out and start WALKING, not running, if OK'ed by your doctor-- do what you can and build on. My first 5K (3.1 miles) was a little over 6 years ago-- I had given up smoking for good the day before the race (keep in mind when I say race I mean 5K's that have all entries from walking/running/strollers/etc) Anyhow it took me 75 minutes to walk it with my wife and daughter, my son ran it and then came back to walk the last 2.5 miles with us, now I walk them in 45 minutes or less-- if I run, which is rare now, I do it in about 30 minutes.
Angie and I do them together, we do not usually train together- she trains and I half way try to stay in shape, she will head out at 5am Thursday with another lady and I will read the sports page for my exercise-- I do better in the afternoon after work. Today I did 4 miles on the elliptical in 35 minutes.
If any of you are not familiar with 5K's check one out in your area-- they are so fun to do-- ALL SHAPES AND SIZES WALK THEM.
In our marathon training a few years ago there were several gals over 250 pounds-- they did the marathon!! it took 6 months of training-- slow-- but they finished. Angie ran into one of the gals a few weeks ago and she said she was skinny now! and still doing it-- train from August until Jan. then the race each year, then 6 months on your own.

SAMI-- if you have to bring the electric wheelchair out-FINE!!!_ just being a part of one makes you feel better-- you know how when you are eating better and exercising you just feel skinnier even if you aren't? Well when I walk the 5K's I just feel so much better.

WILMA- Good for you! on the diet and Curves

Checkin out- Gary


11-13-2003, 07:41 AM
Hi friends,

~GARY~ Thank you for the advice. I'm torn about my membership to curves. The renewal is coming up. I went to Golds Gym to see it and it just didn't look right for me. It had alot of weight equipment but I didn't see any people my size. I preferr exercising with other weman. I think I need to find my own program. We have a great track that is flat around the towns recreation building.It is a mile long. I could walk/run the track. The police department uses it to keep the men/ ladies in their department in shape. It is well lit in the evening. I could go there also after I walk the dog in the morning. We also have a public wooded park. Its for horses and people. There are trails through out the park. Very scenic place to go. Our town is a horse town. they have polo, fox hunts , and carriages . Some roads are dirt to cater to the horses. The horses have the right of way. There are horse crossings on the main roads that lead to this huge park. I love to see the carriages in the morning when I'm taking the kids to school. Our town is rated as one of the best locations to retire. Real estate here is very cheap and there are golf courses everywhere. There are churches on every corner. I love living here.

~WILMA~ Keep me informed on how your diet is going. If you have any low carb or no carb recipes please share. Thanks

" some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to."

11-13-2003, 08:53 AM
I am so happy you all enjoyed the "NO EXCUSES" post :) Me too...


JUDY ~ Your home town sounds so beautiful - I want to live there too ;) Although, I am not far from Burton or Middlefield, OH... where there's allot of horse & buggy's ~ the Amish live there :) Joe and I have enjoyed many a drive through there to check out their beautiful homes and the people... they are such kind people! They lead very simple lives.

As far as Curves... you do know that that is a place "just for women" ? I have been to allot of different types of exercise and this one I really enjoy going to. I went yesterday, but not sure about today - our weather is pretty nasty!! Have a huge storm preparing to come through here! Our electric was out from 10pm till 1:30am and it was cold out! Good thing we were in bed... I woke up @ 1:30am to find all three of my cats on the bed trying to stay warm too and keeping us warm ;) Anyway, I think the longer you ponder over what to do - you have lost time doing it :lol: So don't wait too long to decide and go for it, okay.

Are you and the family feeling any better? The last you posted all had some very bad colds.

WILMA ~ I have stuck to my goals as well :) :cp: It hasn't been all that hard to do either... Joe was off yesterday and we were out bumming around checking out furniture stores (the day was so beautiful!) and I packed a snack and lunch bag so I wouldn't eat off my program. I stuck to it! Today is day THREE :) I began it with an Eggbeater Mushroom Omlet this morning and have to go see what the rest of my day will be an plan.

I wish you continued success!!!! You dun :cp: good girl!

GARY ~ Thank-you so much for the encouragement!!!!!!!!! I ALWAYS can use that!!! We all can. I do have a tendency to think too much and too long on my mistakes - I really like your perspective!!! That's why I miss you when you don't post! Thanx.

How was your niece's play? How old is she?

Wo - the gust of winds here are scary!!!! I am sitting here in my little office and it just sounds so loud when it flares up!! Over 55mph and some @ 60mph. I would just rather have the snow or rains then all this wind... it causes allot of damage. Allot of downed tree's here this morning.

Gary - how are the survivors doing from the fires? Haven't heard too much these days now that the fires are under control. But all those families are out homes and I was just wondering what is being done. Is there an address they are posting to help out financially??

SAMI ~ That's okay if your are grumpy once in awhile as long as you don't get stuck there :lol: I remember what my mom use to say when I was little about an 'ugly/angry face'... She would say, "If you do that too much one day your face will just stay that way forever!" :lol: So just don't do it too much :lol: and you will be fine.

Feel better real soon!

SUE ~ I am feeling good - thanx - just beginning anew on the SOUTH BEACH DIET is all. Always great to hear from you!

MICHELE ~ That is our DOMINO kitty... he is 8 now & so precious! I knew he was meant to be ours when I saw that heart on him - I have always had the symbol of hearts in my life being born so close to Valentines Day... so I knew he was meant to be ours :lol: Well, plus he was reaching out of the cage for attention!!! While his sisters were way in the back hiding... you could just see he was a cat that loved people and to cuddle. So glad you enjoyed the pics.

Hey there girl --- I think it's a great place to find a man! Go for it and I also think you are being so wise just taking your time and not being too desperate acting. You are looking for someone that will love you forever and & always and vice-versa... so be sure and enjoy the time doing it. I just think God is so good when we wait upon HIM ;) You know how it is, "When we least expect it... ... ..."

ANGEL ~ Don't be nervous about posting pictures here - we all love you and accept that you are in a place of rebuilding! Sure would love to see a picture of you with your granchildren :) !!

THANK-YOU so much for the "God's Listening" story! Loved it! It would have been a great post on the "GIVING THANKS" THREAD!!!


Well, I have to get some bill's paid today (ugggg :headache: ) so I'm off...

Hope you all have a successful journey with your programs and your day ---
as Sami would say, "Have an OP day everyone!"

11-13-2003, 03:55 PM
I'm having a stressful, trying, sad day..... :( People are really getting to me at work. There is negativity here that i really don't like. The attitudes here just stink sometimes and I don't want to become one of them. I feel like the Lord is nudging me to find another job. I've known for awhile that it is not a right fit, not only because of the attitudes but also because i want 1 f/t job, not 2 or 3 and i want more money and benefits. Benefits being the big one cuz i don't have medical insurance right now. And i can't afford my prescriptions. I have a degree now and i've still moved back. And part of me says this is not the time to change jobs, but another part says, Oh, yes it is! So I ask for prayer so I do the right thing. I'm trying to remember to always go to the Lord first and he'll direct me to what i need to do.

I'm alone here at work this afternoon, kind of nice cuz they were bugging me but i really don't feel like working. I'm afraid the day has given me a bad attitude.

11-13-2003, 04:36 PM
Awwweeee MICHELE ~ I am so very sorry you are having such a bad day! I wish I could reach through here and give you a (((huge hug))) and make it all better for you!

I use to feel that way when I worked at a small boutique that was also a tanning salon and had workout machines. I use to walk into work with a smile on my face and the best attitude and by the end of the day would go home and just want to go to sleep and not remember all the crap that went on there. The lies & cheating & foul language & just plain neg. attitudes that went on there all day. I must say, I am glad not to have to deal with it any more, but I know you must... so you are in my prayers right at this moment to lift all that anxiety off of you and fill you with *His Peace* Someday's are more of a struggle then others and this seems to be one of those days for you.

Don't let anyone steal your JoY kiddo...
"I was in trouble. So I called to the Lord. The Lord answered me and set me free. I will not be afraid because the Lord is with me. People cannot do anything to me. The Lord is with me to help me. I will see my enemies defeated." Psalm 118:5-7 (NIV)

*Luvs* & (((Hugs)))

11-13-2003, 07:08 PM
Thank you Sunny, see why we call you Sunny! And i love that scripture, it really spoke to me.

Guess a couple good things came out of the situation, 1)I got the paper and am going to make an effort and send in some resumes, if they are advertising then it must not be such a bad time to hire. and 2) I came home angry and sometimes (:o) when i get like that, i clean! So my kitchen is a lot cleaner and that makes me feel better.

But now i have to go rest for awhile. Was going to go shopping tonight but i'm not in the mood and i shouldn't be on the road right now (or shopping), i called some guy a "stupid *&@" on the way home from work! oops...:)

11-13-2003, 07:24 PM
Something to make you all smile :)

Little Bobby was spending the weekend with his grandmother after a particularly trying week in kindergarten.

His grandmother decided to take him to the park on Saturday morning. It had been snowing all night and everything was beautiful.

His grandmother remarked, "Doesn't it look like an artist painted this scenery? Did you know God painted this just for you?"

Bobby said, "Yes, God did it and he did it left handed."
This confused his grandmother a bit, and she asked him "What makes you say God did this with his left hand?"

"Well," said Bobby, "we learned at Sunday School last week that Jesus sits on God's right hand." :lol:

11-13-2003, 08:36 PM
Hi friends,

Was an interesting afternoon. When I went to pick up Laura at school she asked where I was all day. I went out to lunch with some girlfriends in Augusta GA. I left my cell phone home. anyway they had a bomb scare. She called me to pick her up, but no one answered. About half the kids went home. They had dogs come in to check the kids backpacks. The kids that went home left all of there belonging in class. Those that were left were taken to the football fields to wait for the police to finish checking the school out. When they were done they could return to class. Laura said the kids and teachers where checking out others lunches to see if they had any good stuff to eat. They left thank you notes to those they enjoyed. No one snooped into backpacks. No class work got done.

~Michele~I will pray that God helps you in your job situation. Sometimes a joyful heart spreads in the work place. Initiate a good additude. Give people complements and praise. Do acts of kindness. Don't give up. Make it a good day. Make lemonade out of lemons. If you are still unhappy actively look for a better job. Don't quit untill you know you have the new job. Don't bash your old job in the interview.

~SUNNYD~ Matthew is well now. Laura and I are still sick with a bad cough. Paul is fine. Thank you for asking. I know curves is all weman. I just have not used my membership as much as I should and with all our family expenses I don't know if I can justify it. I can develop my own plan with walking, weights, and mat work. I would love to get some CS Lewis tapes and walk while listening to a book. Get some fresh air and clear all the cob webs out. When the weather gets to bad, I'll walk at the mall then shop for the sales when the stores open.

Loved your cute story. Do you have any more to share?

11-13-2003, 09:03 PM
Yep! Here is a little something for the sports enthusiast :)


Church Football

Quarterback Sneak - Church members quietly leaving during the invitation.

Draw Play - What many children do with the bulletin during worship.

Halftime - The period between Sunday School and worship when many choose to leave

Benchwarmer - Those who do not sing, pray, work, or apparently do anything but sit.

Backfield-in-Motion - Making a trip to the back (restroom or water fountain) during the service.

Staying in the Pocket - What happens to a lot of money that should be given to the Lord's work.

Two-minute Warning - The point at which you realize the sermon is almost over and begin to gather up your children and belongings.

Instant Replay - The preacher loses his notes and falls back on last week's illustrations.

Sudden Death - What happens to the attention span of the congregation if the preacher goes "overtime".

Trap - You're called on to pray and are asleep.

End Run - Getting out of church quick, without speaking to any guest or fellow member.

Flex Defense - The ability to allow absolutely nothing said during the sermon to affect your life.

Halfback Option - The decision of 50% of the congregation not to return for the evening service.

Blitz - The rush for the restaurants following the closing prayer.

11-13-2003, 09:21 PM
Here's another cute one :)



The pastor was talking to a group of young children about believing in Jesus and going to heaven.

At the end of his talk, he asked, "Where do you want to go?"

"Heaven!" they all piped up.

"And what do you have to be to get there?"

"Dead!", one boy yelled.


:lol: That's it for tonight folks :lol:
Hope you have a much better day tomorrow MICHELE! :^: Be thinking of you! So glad you enjoyed the jokes JUDY - happy to bring a smile into your lives.

Good Night and May God Bless!

11-14-2003, 01:27 PM
Hi everybody....I NEVER have enough time, anymore....sorry. Read each post...just busy with more paperwork for lawyer.

Praying for all the needs....just hang in there!

SunnyD...if you want to post that Thanksgiving story on the Giving Thanks thread....it's fine. I know it would have been better at the beginning...but, didn't find it until later.

Gotta go to work.:dizzy: http://www.mypotogold.com/backgrounds/angelheart5.gif

11-14-2003, 02:16 PM
Hi everyone,

Does anyone have some great blessing prayers for the Thankgiving feast?

My boyfriend (husband) took me out for lunch today. He is cleaning the garage today. He gets every other friday off. We have a very busy weekend so I'll post on Monday.

11-14-2003, 02:40 PM
Hi JUDY ~ There are the Psalms ;)


Psalm 111

"Full of honor and majesty in his work,
and his righteousness endures for ever.
He has caused his wonderful works to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and merciful
He provides food for those who fear him;
he is ever mindful of his covenant.
He has shown his people the power of his works,
in giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all of his precepts are trustworthy,
they are established for ever and ever,
to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to his people;
he has commanded his covenant for ever.
Holy and terrible is his name!
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
a good understanding have all those who practice it,
His praise endures for ever!"

11-14-2003, 02:43 PM
Psalm 100

"Make a joyful noise unto the
Lord, all the lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the Lord is God!
It is he that made us, and we are his;
we are his people,
and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him, bless his name!
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures for ever,
and his faithfulness to all generations."

11-14-2003, 02:48 PM
JUDY ~ I found something for you ;)
Click on the link below...



11-14-2003, 08:12 PM
I have just come home from a hectic day at work. I had a problem customer come in just before closing and it took me 15 minutes to deal with him. My co-workers helped me balance and also told me that I had handled him well. I am very thankful for my coworkers. I feel like we worked at a team like we should. It's not always like that so I'm especially thankful for that today.

I have been doing really well with my WOE. I have stayed away from sugar and white flour for 4 days now. I'm excited for Monday weigh in.

The chili I'm cooking is almost ready and I'm starving. I'll try to post more later.

11-14-2003, 08:17 PM
How to Tell the Sex of a Fly

A woman walked into the kitchen

to find her husband stalking around with a fly swatter.


"What are you doing?" She asked.

"Hunting Flies" He responded.

"Oh. Killing any?" She asked.

"Yep, 3 males, 2 Females," he replied.

Intrigued, she asked. "How can you tell?"

He responded, "3 were on a beer can, 2 were on the phone." :lol:

11-14-2003, 08:21 PM
Looks like :ink: "The THREAD-HOG" :ink: strikes again!

"Where is everyone!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!!!? :?:

11-14-2003, 09:50 PM
RIGHT HERE SUNNY-- HERE I AM-- sorry for not posting-- the kids and Angie have been so busy with the computer with homework and school stuff this week. Had a meeting with my insurance agent tonight (long term care plan--- ouch!!! am I old!!) and now we are off to the BIG high school football game, my son, step-d, nephew and myself-- between the cross town rivals-- mine and my kids alma mater (and where nephew will be going) against my step-d's high school and where half of my nephew's class will be going next year-- if we don't win it will be an upset (minor one) but both teams are in the county top ten so anything can happen.

11-15-2003, 11:10 AM
Hi all!

I'm at work until about 1 today and then at 3 I have a coffee date! Not with my shy guy unfortunately, but with someone i met online and we talked on the phone and really hit it off. Afraid to say too much, we'll just see how it goes tonight. He mentioned if it goes well, maybe we'll have dinner, but it'll have to be an early dinner cuz i'm going to church at 8 tonight!

Went to the movies last night w/my friend Byron. We say Master and Commander w/Russell Crowe. I really liked it, i think it could be an Oscar nomination. Very engaging.

Must get to work!...

11-15-2003, 06:00 PM
When you think things are going bad they always get worse right? This last 2 weeks have not been the best.

Today we buried my dear brother-in-law -- only 48 years old but he did now the Lord and he is now free from pain. Two weeks before he died when his new wife of 2 years went to have her check up with the doctor -- she is due to have the baby on the 23rd of this month, brother in law mentioned that he would like to know the sex of the baby as he didn't feel that good and was getting worse and was worried that he might not make it till the birth. Boy it sure goes to show that we know deep down when the time could be near. Anyway they told him that they were sure it is a girl. From what she is saying they thought of the name Elexa (not sure of the spelling) but we are all hoping that she will include dad's name in there somewhere -- Leslie. She is holding up rather well considering that she has one more week to due date. My mother in law is a super lady - she buried her husband 2 years ago and she said yesterday that she is now ready to be there to help Melanie -- I am sure they will be a great comfort to each other and that the baby will bring a lot of joy to both of them.

I have also been under the weather -- tremendous amount of headaches. Saw the doc. and his first thing was 'what has been happening lately with you at home?' When I told him, he took my blood pressure and then looked into the eyes with that machine they have. Told me he saw no signs of anything wrong in the head re tumor but that my blood pressure which is normally 138 over 78 was not 168 over 78 and he believes it is that which is causing me this discomfort. He is a Christian so he was able to take a few minutes and remind me of scripture to help me through this ordeal -- brother in law had cancer surgery and two years later his came back. I had cancer surgery and two years later it came back. Brother in law lived 2 more years and is now home with the Lord -- hubby and I, not intentionally but we are thinking if this is what is going to happen with me. Doc advised that I should get as much rest as possible, and that I need to de stress completely -- yeah like how do you do that when you are a wife, working on being a cancer survivor and raising two special needs children who happen to be teens now. But it has been somewhat better today -- I am working on avoiding things that I know stress me out and must say the kids are really trying as well as hubby to do what they can.

Weight: Haven't lost anything for some time now. Total is stilll 22.75 pounds from heaviest -- but went grocery shopping very early this morning and am ready to have a good week

Exercise: am still doing my walking - working on hitting 700 miles completed before Christmas. Hubby is a great encourager here. Have also reset up the treadmill so I can use it also and have pulled out my dumbbells. I have now a set of exercises that I can do at home with these and my plan is to incorporated them into my routine between 3 - 5 times in a week. Wanting to see what the difference would be in 21 days doing this

Want to share this verse with you also -- it comes to mind whenever I go do my walking and now with the thought of doing weight training at home.

Hebrews 12:11-12 says
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.

11-15-2003, 11:37 PM
Hello I Have been real busy at work with all the new hires. Now the scheduler is not acting right so I will go in Sunday and do some more. I could use the OT because we spent our christmas club money on the wedding. It is going to be tight!

Sunny D-Sorry to make you the thread hog!LOL I Liked your stories. My son even liked the one about the flies!

EZ-I found something my 16 yr old it good at TALKING! She has joined the speech team and has won 3rd both times! And they only ribbons up to 10th and thier was 31 people giving speeches.
I have always said she was the Drama queen (she is the one who lookes like Julia Stiles)

Wilma-I am so glad to see your doing well. Keep up the good work. I am glad things are going well for you at work. I was grumpy at the start of the week but was in a good mood at the end. We had a big meal at work and I have to admit I was bad! But I am now back on track.

Mitchypoo-I think you should at least look for ONE job ith insurance! I have good insurance and I spend about 200.00 a month in Meds! I think about all the things I wish I could spend that money on! Have fun on your coffee and maybe dinner date! When I read some of your post your remind me of my oldest DD. She has said to me before that she didn't feel she fit in at a job she liked office jobs but didn't like the petty things that went along. And I hate to say it but she can be a LITTLE out spoken sometimes. But now she has a job that she loves and it sounds like they really like her to. So keep looking thier is something else out there for you.

Angel Lover-Post when you can. I am still keeping you in my prayers. You have been a blessing to this group! (today is my Angels birthday she is 7)

Sprout-My heart is going out to you. I have several friends who have cancer and I know thier fear. My one friend her son was in stage 4 when they found it and it was the size of a football and the worse kind to have! And now he is gone long enough in remission that he is CURED! He was only given 5% chance of recovery and if he went into remission he had a 80% chance of it coming back. He had the stem cell transplant and now he is married and is doing well. I know when I fist became ill I just knew I would die before my kids grew up. (My Dad died at 47 and his Dad died young also) And my friend Cindy who has Lupus BAD was at the wedding and she was the last to leave and we sat and talked and deep down we both admitted we were scared that we wouldn't be around to see our kids grow up. And that is something that unless you have had those types of scares you don't understand. I am here for you. I made up my mind when I saw my friends struggle and beat cancer I wasn't going to give into it. That is why no matter how bad I feel I still get up and keep going.

Judy-Every parents nightmare! Just after you posted about how wonderful your area was. (not meaning its not) One day my High school kids were late getting home and the next day they sent a letter out explaining that it was rumored that someone was in the building with a knife so they had to lock down. I can remember when I was in junior high I was in swimming class and a student called in a bomb threat and we had to leave the building It was winter. And we stood outside for over an hour then sent us next door to the other school. they found out who did it and he was kicked out (I would have liked to been the one who kicked him)

Sue-I hope you can post soon we miss you.

I would like a prayer request I am a little worried today the blood vessels in one of my eyes has busted and looks awful. it seems to be getting a little bit bigger I haven't strained or anything it just showed up. And I have a little discomfort in that eye.

Hope I can post more Sunday. Thanks for the prayers for my friends DD. She is still in the hospital but is doing better and can now have vistors. I am taking my DD to see her Sunday.

11-16-2003, 10:47 AM
Hello all! Happy Sunday :wave:

I've read most of the posts and your prayer requests are noted and i'm praying for all of us as a group. :grouphug:

I had a really great date yesterday! (I think i'm still a little surprised!) We met at the cafe and ended up having a drink and sat by the fireplace and talked. Then he asked me if i'd like to go to church w/him at 5 and to dinner afterward. So we did, church was nice, a little modern for a Catholic church but i liked it, then we went to Hops for dinner and had a very nice time, we talked (had no lack in the conversation) and it was really fun. Then we went to his place and worked on a puzzle, had a drink and then i left and was home around 9 pm. He goes to bed very early because of his work schedule (He's a news cameraman and editor, which is really interesting), and because he has an 8 yo son who comes over every other day. He told me he thought i was intriguing and would love to get to know me more. It was so nice to finally have a nice decent enjoyable date!

Going to my friend's mom's house to introduce our dogs, i hope Simba behaves. She can be territorial at first and this is a little pomeranian. I hope her motherly instincts will take over cuz they have to get along while we're out in CA. Then tonight we have Alpha and it's healing night, we'll be doing prayer ministry and we have a great speaker coming. I'm looking forward to it. And i'm looking forward to seeing shy guy.

It's foggy and chilly here today, going to rain. Feel like i should put a pot of soup on.

Marilyn~that was a great scripture, thank you!

01-07-2004, 10:58 AM
Morning Everyone!

I sure do hope that everyone will be able to get back???!!!! This is very upsetting...

I'll be back later this afternoon. I am missing you guys so very much!!!


01-07-2004, 12:59 PM
I thought I was going to have alot of reading to catch up- Pray everyone had a great Christmas and a good start to wonderful New Year. I found ya Sunny. I have been busy working overtime to pay for Alaska trip, and have had staff out on comp. so been really really busy, but wanted to pop in to catch up, and guess I'll have to wait for that. My pastor got his results back again from pet scan, on Monday and praise the Lord no sign of melanoma, They stopped all treatment now, and will re-scan in 3 months to see if it starts again, the Lord is good. Will check in and see if anyone else has located us, tom. butin the meantime, Happy New Year! LUv yahs!

01-07-2004, 01:49 PM